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Cure for Life

Cure for Life

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Bernard Palmer is a busy practising general surgeon. Many of his patients have serious and life-threatening problems and over the years he has become used to talking to them about his very practical Christian faith. A number have become intrigued and wanted to know more, leading Bernard and his wife, Rosy, to open up their home for anyone who cared to come where questions could be discussed and answers sought to the most important of life's questions. This is a result of these discussions.

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Lighting the Way: a handbook for Christian nurses & midwives

Lighting the Way: a handbook for Christian nurses & midwives

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Nursing & midwifery are two of the most trusted and respected of all the professions. Unsurprisingly, many Christians choose to become nurses or midwives as a natural outworking of their faith.

But in a stressful, secular work environment, how do we practically live out our faith in Jesus? Can we share our faith with our colleagues or patients? How do we deal with difficult relationships in the workplace? How can we keep our spiritual lives vital and fresh when we often work demanding shift patterns?

This handbook is a modest attempt to help Christian nurses and midwives (qualified and student) to begin to address these questions for themselves. Whether you are just starting out on a career in nursing and midwifery, or have been qualified for years, this book is for you.

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The Human Journey

The Human Journey
We all have questions about health: Will my child be healthy? What if I get cancer? Why do I sometimes feel so down? What about dementia in my later years?

Today we see the health needs of different countries in more details than ever before. How are we to be good neighbours in the global community? Almost every day brings reports of new advances in medical technology. But how can we decide whether it's right to use them?

The Human Journey sets out a framework for thinking about these issues biblically. In an ever-changing world, the Bible's timeless truths offer a firm foundation to engage with health-related questions. Above all, our questions about health and wellbeing need to be seen in the greater context of God's design for humanity, the universe and everything - his plan to unite all things under Jesus Christ.

This book accompanies an eight-part course which aims to equip Christians to think biblically about health and to encourage better incorporation of healthcare expertise into church life and ministry. It can be read alone, but will be most useful explored and discussed in the context of the course.

Please see the Human Journey website for more details.
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The Doctor's Life of Faith

The Doctor's Life of Faith
'Am I what I wanted to be?'
'Am I on the right track?'
'What's life all about anyway?'

When life is hard or our plans run into the ground, these questions quickly arise. But perhaps these are the wrong questions. We should be asking, 'Am I the sort of person God intended me to be?'' 'what is God's intention for my life?'

The Doctor's Life of Faith opens up the Bible's story to reveal not only God's plan for your life, but his eternal master plan for his people. At the heart of God's plan for the world is his intention of making sinful men and women more and more like Jesus.

Janet Goodall draws on her experience as a paediatrician in the UK and Africa to show how this life-transforming plan will spur you on to live a life that is pleasing to God. She shows that though we will face many trials along the way, the glorious result will be worth it.
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The Electives Handbook

The Electives Handbook

A student elective is a great opportunity to do something different and learn new things. It's a chance to see life and medicine in another setting and to look at the world from a different perspective. For some students, it's an experience that changes the way they live and shapes their future.

Deciding what to do, where to go and how to get there can seem a daunting task. This handbook for medical and other healthcare students has been written to help you think through the options and issues. It gives information and advice to guide you through the process, from finding a placement, to setting off and finally coming home.

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Short-Term Medical Work

Short-Term Medical Work
Good practice guidelines for short visits and mission teams

Short-term medical visits can be a valuable and inspiring learning experience for the visitor and can make a useful contribution to medical work overseas, but trips that have not been well-planned and thought-through can cause problems. This booklet will help doctors planning a short-term visit to think through the issues involved and avoid the pitfalls. It provides guidelines for good medical practice in low-income settings so that visitors are a help and not a hindrance, can make the most of their visit.

A free pdf version is available to download here.

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Surviving the Foundation Years

Surviving the Foundation Years

Staying close to God during the busy first years of medical work is a challenge.

The principles outlined here were a great help to me in keeping God's word central, maintaining fellowship with other Christians, and remembering that Jesus had a purpose for me in my work, even when I was too busy or tired to see it. The practical tips given were most useful.

I hope other readers will get as much from this booklet as I did – and not only survive the Foundation years but actively thrive during them.

Dr Laurence Crutchlow, CMF Associate Head of Student Ministries

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Foundations - a survival guide for junior doctors

Foundations - a survival guide for junior doctors

New updated edition for 2014. Now only £10

Numerous Oxford Handbooks guide doctors expertly through the maze of clinical decision making, but until now there has been no book offering the same approach to many of the questions faced by Christian junior doctors.

Foundations fills the gap, drawing on both previously published and newly written material to deliver a 'survival guide' for the Christian in the first few years of medical practice. Most issues are covered in a double page spread, short enough to be read and processed over a cup of coffee.

As well as pressing issues of ethics, topics covered include medical mission, marriage and singleness - even working for CMF! Buy one for yourself and one for a friend or colleague.

View sample pages of Foundations online

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Matters of Life & Death (fully revised)

Matters of Life & Death (fully revised)

An extensively revised edition of John Wyatt's Matters of Life and Death. The first edition in 1998 arose from the 'London Lectures' on ethics given by Professor Wyatt for the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.

The book and the accompanying audio versions have been massively influential around the world. There have been many reprints and translations - including Bulgarian, Chinese, French, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, and Spanish.

This edition, published in 2009, deals with new subjects which have arisen in bioethics, and perhaps more importantly, some of the author's new understandings and insights from the last ten years. All this new material is found in this expanded 300 page book. This time there is an accompanying website, with indicators in the book to show when regularly updated material can be found on the website.

This title is available to UK & Irish CMF students at a discounted price via the Take and Read pages

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Travelling Light

Travelling Light

Daily Bible meditations for student electives

Travelling Light - a companion for your elective helping you:

  • shine the light of God's word on your experiences
  • look at people and places through God's eyes
  • readings and reflections by professionals who've gone before you
  • encouragement, insight and fresh challenges.

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